SpaceX's Inspiration4, launched its first all-civilian mission to orbit. This is the first initiative to make space travel accessible to the common public, the space company has launched four people to travel into space on it's Falcon-9 rocket on a three-day trip around the earth. Elon Musk visited the crew before the launch.
Inspiration4 launched off at 5.30 am IST Thursday through SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from the Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
After the launch SpaceX tweeted, "Liftoff of @Inspiration4X! Go Falcon 9! Go Dragon!."
NASA said "Congratulations, #Inspiration4! Proud to provide the launchpad from @NASAKennedy for the first spaceflight with an all-private crew. Today's launch represents a significant milestone in the quest to make space for everybody."
The special crew will orbit our planet aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule every 1 hour 30 minutes along with a customised flight path.
They will travel three days in space and will re-enter the earth's atmosphere and land off the coast of Florida.
This voyage will also prove the impact of space travel on normal human beings and so the crew will also take part in a health research to provide information. Biological samples from the crew will be collected during and after the flight.